Friday, June 29, 2018

How to Cultivate Wisdom

How wise are you? 

Do you think that wisdom only comes from old age?

That's partly true, because experience teaches us much. But true wisdom is found in God's Word.

How can you keep your eyes glued on wisdom in our culture?

Wisdom abounds in scripture. My children and I have been studying one verse from the book of Proverbs at lunchtime this summer. Many of the proverbs show a contrast between wisdom and foolishness, just like our theme verse for today:

Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth. Proverbs 17:24 NLT

Thanks to the power of the internet, our eyes truly can wander to the ends of the earth. We are tempted thousands of times daily, through signs, ads, and social media, to look at what is foolish. But God calls us to keep our eyes glued to wisdom. How do we do that?
Wisdom is cultivated one day at a time by planting God's word in our hearts.
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If you're not in the habit of daily Bible study, you're missing out on wisdom. Here are the easiest ways to cultivate wisdom every day:

1. Use a Bible app. I like the First 5 app, and there are many more free versions.
2. Use a One Year Bible or reading plan. I've used a One Year Bible since 2002, and it's made an enormous difference in my faith by reading it every morning.
3. Study one verse from Proverbs for the next 30 days. You'll gain wisdom by the bushel.
4. Write verses out. You remember verses better when you write them. Jot one down on a sticky note and place it in an area you'll see often.
5. Set a reminder on your phone. You can use the free app IFTTT to set reminders for everything under the sun. Set up text reminders to study your Bible.
6. Use an online search tool. My favorite tool is When I need a verse on a certain subject, it's a quick and easy way to find help.
7. Sign up for daily devotionals. You're already reading Women 2 Women Ministries posts; that's great! Find other online devotionals and sign up to get Bible studies delivered to you.

All these methods will help you grow wiser. Of course, you'll need to invest the time to engage in these activities every day. They will help you keep your eyes glued to wisdom rather than being drawn away by the world.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and God's peace to you,

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Reflection questions:

1. What's your favorite method for studying God's Word?
2. In what area would you like to grow in wisdom this year?


  1. Sarah - Fantastic ideas on how to cultivate wisdom. One I would add is to seek wise counsel. Letting others speak into my life has been so helpful. Of course, I have to listen.

    Thank you for sharing with Grace and Truth Christian LInk-Up.

  2. Thank you Maree! Great addition to the list!

  3. I love this list and I use a lot of these resources already. I agree that they're all really great. Using IFFT to send myself text reminders is something I want to try. I like that idea! Thank you for sharing at Grace and Truth last week. I would love to feature this post on Friday.

  4. Great advice Sarah. Having a plan in place to seek God is necessary to cultivate wisdom that only God can provide. I have worn out my daily reading Bible. I would be lost without it. Thank you for sharing these truths. Have a wonderful weekend and God bless you and yours as you seek God.


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